In the same position this year that you were in last year? Can’t seem to get the breakthrough you’ve been desperate of receiving? Starting to wonder if it’s you and if there’s something you may be doing wrong to block your progress?
Well, you may have heard that as an entrepreneur there is a such thing called self-sabotage. But are you mindful of if you are doing it and how it could affect your business, your profits, and your sanity? Below we’ll explore common ways entrepreneurs end up self-sabotaging themselves and also ways you can be sure to avoid it and reclaim your power as a high achieving entrepreneur.
Self-sabotage #1: Hiding.
Leaders don’t hide. There is power in transparency and vulnerability.
When you speak your truth, you are honoring yourself, loving yourself, and respecting yourself. You are also opening the way for the highest good to come out of this experience. When you are transparent and being open and honest and vulnerable about your story, you open the way so that others who actually relate to you can’t serve and support you through the moment so you can come out better on the other side.
Self-sabotage #2: Adapting superwoman syndrome.
Pride goes before destruction and haughtiness before a fall. There is power in asking for help.
Don’t be fooled. Powerful people think things through with other power houses. Don’t try to go about things on your own. You have to learn how to get out of your own way for the sake, sanity, and survival of your business. Allow yourself to be supported emotionally, physically, financially, spiritually, etc. Whatever comes up for you, be vocal and adamant in allowing yourself to be helped when you want, need, or desire every single day.
Self-sabotage #3: Blaming others.
Look at the moon, not the finger that’s pointing to the moon. There is power in taking full accountability and responsibility for your actions.
Playing the blame game, being jealous, or holding resentment does not serve you. No matter what you experience outwardly or what circumstances you may face, take a step back and accept responsibility for your actions. Become aware of who you are becoming as a result of this process. As a result of this circumstance, you may find that you have been overextending yourself and are now empowered to become more careful with your words, more frugal in your promises, and more diligent in your actions. There is always a use for any circumstance you may face. Take those lemons and make lemonade by owning the part you’ve played in the experience.
Self-sabotage #4: Failing to keep your word.
High achievers mean what they say and say what they mean. There is power in following through on your commitments.
Keeping your word to yourself upkeeps the faith and belief you have in you. One of the biggest ways to maintain your power is to believe in yourself and honor yourself by following through when you give yourself or someone else your word. Be frugal in your commitments and modest in your promises. Keep a log of everything you say you will do, and then go out and do it. Let your yes be yes and your no be no. You have to be the kind of person you want to attract, especially in entrepreneurship.
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About the author:
Hi, I’m Jasmine – copywriter and certified Content Marketing Strategist. For over 8 years, I’ve been helping businesses create content that's clear and true to their authentic voice, helps them gain visibility, attracts their ideal clients, and grows their business!
I realized in my own business (and with my clients), the right words meshed with the right systems can be a game-changer.
That's why I teach people how to have freedom in their business by leveraging content and their brand's messaging to attract their most valuable payers (without losing themselves, sleep, or sanity). Learn more.